Mistyfuse to Collage Quilt

Last fall I attended a quilting get away in Kennebunkport, ME. I brought lots of Kaffe Fassett fabric scraps and some Mistyfuse – white and Ultraviolet. I also packed my BoNash Amazing Pressing Sheet. These are three of my favorite quilting supplies.

I started by applying the Mistyfuse to the fabric scraps with the use of my Amazing Pressing Sheet and the heat of an iron.

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The next step was to trace my moose outline to the background fabric.

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The fun begins! Free hand cut shapes to fill in the moose.  I decided to use hot colors and cool colors to differentiate the front of the antlers from the back.

I ironed on each antler after I was happy with the fabric choices.  Then I proceeded to collage the face and then the body.

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Next I layered the backing, two layers of batting (cotton request and then wool on top) and then the top.  I secured it with a few safety pins and raw edge appliqued the pieces down with a purple thread.  I like the dark color thread.

More fun continues when I put white thread in my HandiQuilter and a pre-wound white Fil-tec size M bobbin. I didn’t plan any stitches.  I wanted to sew lots of different “doodles” in the background. I like how the shiney thread catches the light. Although this is background stitching, I didn’t want the background to disappear.  Hidden in the stitching are some moose tracks wandering through the quilt.

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I self faced this quilt because I didn’t want a frame around it.

I have already done this pattern using very different fabrics.  It’s fun and easy.  I like my playful quilt so much that I made greeting cards for friends and family this past holiday season.

I’ve also added a workshop on how to collage quilt. My website will be updated and I am taking bookings for workshops starting in April.

Linda Ramrath

Inspired Layers

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About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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7 Responses to Mistyfuse to Collage Quilt

  1. LAURA CLINE says:

    OMG I love your moose!!!!!!!!! And your quilting is exquisite!

  2. Nancy says:

    Simply beautiful. I love moose!!!

  3. Barbara Mercaldo says:

    Is this for sale?

  4. Dianne Hart says:

    I absolutely love this. Moose are my favorite animal, I wish I had your talent. It’s beautiful

  5. Liz says:

    Linda, it’s beautiful!

  6. Allison Malo says:

    love this.. but confused how the scraps went from straight edges to curved, unique pieces??

    • Hi Allison, In y Cool Bull Moose pattern I show how you can use Reynold’s parchment paper and trace with colored pencils a shape. There is no reversing here. Then iron the colored pencil side to the Mistyfuse side of the fabric and the line will transfer so you can cut along it. For larger areas you can collage many pieces and then use the parchment paper to trace an entire section, for example the antler back section and pin it to the fabrics where you like. Again, no reversing necessary. Cut along the pattern line. I like to cut larger wherever it will tuck behind a font piece.

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